Volunteer opportunities this week in the area

Nov. 16, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

“Blessings are oftentimes not valued till they are gone.”

-- Thomas Fuller  

Show your thankfulness by serving others. For more info about the following opportunities, contact Dalia Place at (919) 613-4515 or dalia@thevolunteercenter.org.

-- Would you like to be a Santa’s helper? Help out at the Share Your Christmas Distribution Site at Northgate Mall which is open Dec. 2-13.

-- Big Sibs are needed for Durham children. Men are especially needed to mentor young boys. Contact Meredith Yuckman at (919) 681-5154.

-- Help wrap diapers into smaller units for the Diaper Bank of NC on Nov. 19 or 26 at Calvary UMC.

-- Morehead Planetarium needs folks interested in science to help out with after-school programs at Durham County schools.

-- The Salvation Army needs volunteers to staff their Angel Tree in area malls. The public can “adopt” an angel and provide gifts for needy children.

-- Do you have any carpentry, woodworking, painting, licensed plumbing, or licensed electrical skills? Help out by lending your talents periodically at The ArtsCenter!

-- Do you have experience writing grants? The FRANK Gallery needs help finding and writing grants that will support the arts in downtown Chapel Hill.

-- Prepare a meal at the SECU Family House to give the patients and families a break from hospital food. Great opportunity for a small group or club.

-- Participate in the annual Holiday House Tour by assisting visitors to homes on the tour, providing information about the tour, taking tickets, and providing directions. The tours are conducted Dec. 14 and 15.

-- Do you have a caring heart for families of children with cancer? Become a Ronald McDonald Family Room volunteer. The room cannot be open until there is a volunteer on duty.